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Supply Planner

Date:  Apr 25, 2022
Location: 

Gurnee, IL, US, 60087

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  Luxor

At Luxor, we create an innovative and forward thinking culture that our employees love, and our products reflect this. As a manufacturer of innovative workspace product solutions that are sold to the commercial, educational, industrial and other end markets, we are constantly developing functional products that are value priced. Under our Stand Up Desk Store brand, we create workspace furniture solutions that nurture a healthy and collaborative work environment.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

 

The Supply Planner is primarily responsible for working closely with the demand planning team developing a supply plan against the unconstrained demand plan.  Determining constraints within supply and working with suppliers to mitigate short falls.  When short falls cannot be closed via supplier capacities, working with the Sourcing team to create additional capacities within the supply side of the business.  This individual will manage lead times, and work closely with cross functional teams including but not limited to Sourcing, Transportation, Distribution Centers, and NPD to maintain stable lead times and capacities within our supply chain.  The Supply Planner II will create purchase orders, communicate expectations to suppliers, validate lead time, maintain ERP system information, work with transportation on priorities, and ultimately deliver goods to our DC’s in a timely manner meeting all KPI’s associated with supply.  The Supply Planner II will also be involved in the quality process with each supplier confirming all quality procedures are followed as stipulated by Sourcing by working with APAC and/or US Sourcing staff. Actively participate in the S&OP process reporting on status of all inbound product, and changes to the original plans, and communicate any mitigation opportunities to stabilize inbound inventory receipts when lead times extend for any reason.  The supply and demand planning teams develop strategic plans working with Sales and Sales OPS in preparation to support annualized forecasts.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities:

 

Functional Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the supply base capacities and lead times
  • Engage with supply base to monitor progress in manufacturing
  • Expedite open Purchase Orders and summarize status
  • Collaborate with Sourcing on meaningful KPI’s and vendor scorecards
  • Assist in documentation for purchasing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Provide capacity needs to suppliers and Sourcing for future demand monthly on a rolling 6-month basis
  • Collaborate with Transportation on priority, and any environmental, political, or economical issues that would delay on time delivery
  • Provide Luxor Distribution Centers a line of sight to inbound volume and work with them to level load their capacity (space and labor) through peak season
  • Participate in S&OP providing status of all inbound product shipments and identifying areas of capacity constraints or opportunities based on aligned business plan
  • Coordinate inventory location deliveries
  • Manage the execution of purchase orders, purchase order terms, and terms adherence by supplier providing KPI data to Sourcing for vendor scorecards
  • Participate in quality issues as they arise

 

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

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  • Regular interaction, collaboration, and leadership across departments to improve performance and best serve customers
  • Drive continuous improvement by collecting data and identifying process improvements to improve efficiency and productivity across the organization

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • High level typing and general computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing business conditions and learn/implement new processes.
  • Excellent decision making and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot and solve issues with limited information
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Negotiations
  • High level of analytics and the skills to utilize all tools at your disposal – advanced Excel skills are required
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and lead by example, be a go-to individual when things go wrong
  • Positive, can-do, solutions-oriented attitude
  • Ability to learn quick, fail fast, course correct, and develop processes to stabilize with little to no disruption to the overall strategies and financial performance of the company
  • Negotiation skills with foreign and domestic supply bases

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

Work History Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in supply planning supplier management Inventory Management, S&OP
  • Proven track record of successful Purchasing and S&OP Management
  • Experience in Manufacturing and Sourcing models for inventory procurement
  • Import and export experience required
  • Ability managing suppliers in multiple countries
  • Ability to travel occasionally

 

Computer equipment and level of software requirements:

 

  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Expert level experience with ERP systems in relevant system areas
  • Experience with forecasting and planning tools
  • Experience in developing and managing an S&OP platform and culture

 

 

Specific Knowledge, licenses, certifications REQUIRED:

 

  • General Workplace Safety and Manager Training
  • OSHA Regulations Familiarity

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • None

 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft products

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

  • None

 

PHYSICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

 

  • None

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Usual office working conditions

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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